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Debate Watching

Lightning strikes illuminated a dark November sky as I drove my aging Subaru toward Solon for a debate watch party at El Sol Mexican Restaurant. El Sol is one of the treasures of our community. Not because they stayed open … Continue reading

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Presidential Coat Rack – Republicans

Like a coat rack in the back hallway of our childhood home I hang memories on each of the American presidents who held office since graduating from high school. The worn hooks are Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald … Continue reading

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Big Grove Political Update

Since signing a caucus commitment card for Elizabeth Warren on Sept. 15, all campaign activity increased in the state’s most Democratic county. Traveling to Des Moines for the Nov. 1 Iowa Democratic Party Liberty and Justice Celebration was beyond the … Continue reading

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Solon School Board Election Results

Incumbent Adam Haluska and newcomer Jami Wolf bested the field of six candidates for director of the Solon School Board. Preliminary vote totals released by the county auditor show at least 1,174 voters cast a ballot, although the final numbers … Continue reading

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Health Care for All

A colleague at the warehouse club had it right. When he was ill enough to require treatment he went home to Mexico and walked into a clinic. Afterward he returned to work. The distance between Iowa and rural Mexico notwithstanding, … Continue reading

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Michael Franken For U.S. Senate

Michael Franken (D-Sioux City) announced his intention to run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate on Monday, Aug. 26. There are now five candidates to challenge Joni Ernst. Franken has been telephoning potential donors and appearing at events around … Continue reading

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More About the Solon School Board Election

Major news outlets like the Iowa City Press Citizen and the Cedar Rapids Gazette have provided minimal coverage of the Nov. 5 Solon School Board election. There is a need for information about the election in our community. I’ve been … Continue reading

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